Reading Museum

Children at Reading Museum
Address:
Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire
RG1 1QH

Opening Times:
Tue to Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays 11am-4pm and Mondays during Berkshire schools half-terms
The Museum is also closed from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day and on Easter Sunday


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Description:
Reading Museum has been providing award-winning opportunities for learning, inspiration and enjoyment since 1883.
 
The Museum is located inside Reading’s beautiful gothic Town Hall only a few minutes from the train station and The Oracle shopping centre. The galleries are packed with amazing objects both local and global, from red kites to a Rodin sculpture. You can spend time learning about Reading’s fascinating 1,000 years of history from Saxon beginnings to today’s hi-tech town or enjoy our regular programme of changing art and cultural exhibitions in the magnificent John Madejski Art Gallery.
 
Other highlights include important archaeological finds from Roman Silchester and medieval Reading Abbey. There is also the unique Victorian copy of the Bayeux Tapestry, contemporary Aldermaston pottery and the famous Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins.


Contact Details:
Tel: 0118 937 3400
mail@readingmuseum.org.uk


Learning Programmes:
Hands-on learning for schools offers sessions based around our unique collections and a choice of over 1,500 loan boxes for use in the classroom.
Handling objects is a key element in our sessions. Our flexible programme allows you to choose loan boxes, sessions, or a mixture according to your needs.


Specialisms:
Reading Museum tells stories of the local historic and natural environment as well as displaying and caring for objects from around the world.

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